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Saturday Centus – Wk#98 – Prompt: It was only ninety-eight cents… – 98 words – “Fate & A Few Cents Short”

20 Mar

 

It was only ninety-eight cents short. You’d think the bus driver could’ve taken me part way. I trudged through torrential rain.

My mood was growing as dark as the weather. Nothing was going to cheer me.

Wait…

I ran to the source of the sound. A child was being carried along by the water. I could see a violent eddy marking a drain a little further along. The child would be sucked under.

Struggling to the child, I snatched him in my arms and carried him to safety.

It was only ninety-eight cents but it saved a life.

 

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6 Comments

Posted by on March 20, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

6 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#98 – Prompt: It was only ninety-eight cents… – 98 words – “Fate & A Few Cents Short”

  1. anita

    March 21, 2012 at 03:36

    Cool story!! Well done!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      March 21, 2012 at 08:11

      Thanks for the comment.

      With all of the flooding around eastern Australia at the moment, it is topical. 🙂

       
  2. MiracleMommy

    March 27, 2012 at 08:38

    That’s a good example of “everything happens for a reason!”

     
    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 22:49

      Thanks for the comment.

      For those who believe in fate, one event leads to another in order to complete their fate. For those who feel events are random, the result can be the same, i.e. one event leads to another but nothing is predetermined. I’ve had those “being in the right spot at the right time” events in my life. 🙂

       
  3. Jenny Matlock

    March 28, 2012 at 07:55

    My hero!

    Circumstances sometimes conspire that something heroic and wonderful happens in the world!

    Hooray for that.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 22:57

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’ve had events in my life when circumstances have conspired for the good. It can be a good feeling when you know you have helped another simply by being in the right place at the right time. 🙂

       

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